New Glarus brews up some proper bocks in the Wisconsin heartland.
Nice amber bock color," said Gregg Glaser of Yankee Brew News.
The Bocks returned from a weekend away to a blinking light on their phone answering machine.
The business lost its lease in 2010, much to the disappointment and heartbreak of owners Steve and Linda Bock, and to their loyal customers.
Spring is the traditional season for bock
, doppelbocks, helles bock
and Maibock beer styles, with warmth from higher gravity and ABVs of six to nine percent.
Smells like a bock
ought to, with a lagery quality.
Distributed throughout New England, Bock
will be available on draught and, for the first time, in 'Gansett's signature 16oz.
Nice amber color, and a rich bock
aroma, malty and sweet," said taster Gregg Glaser.
New Glarus Back 40 was the only regular-strength bock
in our flight, and makes the list of our favorites on its technical merits.
Sweet maltiness of a bock
in the nose," said Greg Zannella, "but not a ton of flavor, aside from a bit of malt sweetness.
Spring for us is the season for bocks
, so we finally decided to do it," said brewery founder Ken Grossman.
The first bocks
are thought to have been brewed in the northern German town of Einbeck, in Lower Saxony in the 1200s.
has a round, rich character that is a trademark of robust German Bocks
and has the right combination of hoppy aroma and flavor to invite a second taste.
According to Latrobe, "Rolling Rock Bock
will be brewed true to the tradition of the bocks
of old Europe and will meet the highest German Purity Law standards for beer.
Observers of this winter tradition gather annually at the August Schell Bock
Fest, held on the German Fasching (Mardi Gras) the Saturday before Ash Wednesday, to dip hot iron pokers into their Bocks
and sip the steaming head.